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Royal Swedish Navy eyes unmanned to augment subsurface capability

8th September 2020 - 17:00 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London


Unmanned systems could become a key force multiplier for the Royal Swedish Navy in a bid to shore up hull numbers and add new capabilities to the fleet, according to the new service chief RAdm Ewa Skoog Haslum.

Speaking during the Saab submarine seminar on 3 September, Haslum said that the navy was ‘looking forward to unmanned’ technologies in the maritime domain and exploring how tactics and operational practices could be adapted. 

Additionally, it could offer a lower-cost method of increasing the size of the fleet, she explained. 

‘We don’t have enough platforms so we must add unmanned,’ Haslum

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Richard Thomas


Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

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